Flash

Hackers are Exploiting Vulnerabilities in Flash, Warns Adobe

Urging users to immediately patch their systems to prevent hacking attacks via web browsers, Adobe has today issued a warning that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform, Reuters reports. The company has also released a security update to fix the bug, which affected Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s Edge and Internet Explorer browsers. The warning...

Adobe to Kill off Flash by the End of 2020

In an official blog post, Adobe has today announced that it will phase out Flash Player at the end of 2020 (via TechCrunch). At that point, the company will stop updating and distributing Flash. For the next 3 years or so, Adobe will partner withApple, Mozilla, Microsoft and Google to offer security updates for Flash in their browsers,...

Google to Retire Flash for Chrome in Favour of HTML5

Google announced yesterday in an official blog post that moving forward, its Chrome browser will de-emphasize Flash in favor of HTML5, while highlighting how the latter is much lighter and faster, and publishers are switching over to speed up page loading and save you more battery life. "You’ll see an improvement in responsiveness and efficiency for...

Windows Users Get Emergency Flash Update After Ransomware Attacks

Adobe has just issued an emergency update to its widely used Flash software in order to patch a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows users, Reuters is reporting. The company has also urged more than 1 billion users of Flash to update the product as quickly as possible on all platforms,...

Facebook’s Security Chief: It’s Time for Adobe to Kill Off Flash

Facebook’s newly-appointed security chief Alex Stamos has said on Twitter that it is time for Adobe to announce when Flash would be killed off, and for browsers to assist by dropping support at the same time (via HotForSecurity). He further said in another tweet that Adobe’s death date didn’t have to be today or tomorrow, "but a...

Google Search Now Lets iPhone Users Know Which Sites Use Flash

In a blog post from Google's Webmaster team, the search giant is trying to push web developers to design modern websites for modern mobile devices.  A common issue for web users on mobile devices is that some webpages require web technologies that aren't supported by the mobile platform you are using. For example, Adobe Flash...

Adobe Strongly Urges Users to Update Flash to Prevent Remote Attacks

According to a report by AppleInsider, Adobe has strongly urged Mac, PC and Linux users to apply the latest Flash updates and prevent attackers from remotely taking over and controlling their computers. The company has recently disclosed a new vulnerability in its Flash platform, that affects Flash Player 13.0.0.201 and earlier on the Mac, Flash Player 13.0.0.182...

Chinese Keen Team Takes Down Safari and Flash at Pwn2Own

The Keen Team, represented by Fang Jiahong and Liang Chen from China, took down Apple’s Safari browser and Adobe's Flash at the second day of Pwn2Own annual exploit festival, ThreatPost reports. The team was awarded a $40,000 prize for toppling Safari and a $75,000 prize for exploiting the Flash bug. The two Chinese vulnerability researchers, who also won the...